The New York Yankees are playing some darn good baseball, posting a 17-26 record in the month of June.
The Bombers just won their sixth series in a row tonight after taking the second game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 and will go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon in the Bronx.
The Brewers are one of the better teams in baseball, sitting in first place in the NL Central. Maybe they are star-struck, but I have watched a few Brew-Crew games this season and they are no doubt out of sorts. Basically, I expected this series to be the highlight of playing the NL teams.
Not that I am taking away anything from the Bombers, as they look indestructible as of late. Fact is the Yankees don’t have the best record in Interleague Play (153-106) for nothing, and the trend continues on.
So understand my dilemma when in Wednesday’s post-game skipper Joe Girardi said something to the tune of getting back a pitcher that had helped the team in the past. Then I thought I heard the name Sergio Mitre come out of his mouth.
My first thought was something was wrong with my hearing, or maybe I was asleep and having a nightmare?
Well, neither came true once I heard my phone bleep. I grabbed it, only to see a Yankees update as I get them sent to my phone.
This one was from MLB Trade Rumors:
YANKEES ACQUIRE SERGIO MITRE.
Sergio Mitre is heading back to the Bronx. The Yankees acquired the right-hander from the Brewers for cash considerations, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (on Twitter). Milwaukee designated Mitre for assignment Monday and he has since drawn interest from other teams.
My first thought was that was so funny…an April Fools on the Fourth of July?
Unfortunately that is not the case because it is June 29th. So, why not celebrate America’s Birthday by wasting a roster spot on an injury prone, righty who stinks?
Also, don’t forget when Mitre was suspended for 50-games in 2009 after testing positive for androstenedione, the same “stuff” Mark Maguire took.
Obviously none of the above has phased Girardi. The Yankees skipper clearly has a thing for this guy off the field, because Mitre has caused about as many headaches as Javier Vazquez and Kyle Farnsworth when he is on it.
I would love to ask GM Brian Cashman, how many games does Mitre have to blow for the Yankees to realize he is useless?
You can’t ask Girardi because he is evidently whipped after seeing his expression when he talked about Mitre coming back to “help out”. Personally, I would rather have Nick Swisher pitching any day of the week over Mitre.
Let me put it this way, I hate booing individual player’s but I have no problem screaming “You Suck” at Mitre.
Girardi’s pet is a poor man’s version of Chien Ming Wang that the Brewers designated for assignment because he apparently couldn’t get the job done, again.
The Yankees just can’t ever be normal, as when it seems like everything is flowing they throw out B.S. like this.
Let’s just pray someone drops the hammer on Girardi when he decides to give Mitre a chance in the starting rotation, and I am dead serious.
This announcement didn’t just ice the cake, as that happened when the Yankees resigned Mitre this past off-season; this time it knocked the darn thing onto the floor.
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- Sergio Mitre Coming Back to the Bronx (yankeesfansunite.wordpress.com)
- Brewers demote Mitre before facing Yankees (nypost.com)
- What Should The New York Yankees Do With Phil Hughes? (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- MLB Trade Rumors: How The Yankees Bullpen Could Actually Get Better (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- MLB Trade Rumors: Could The Yankees New Pitching Project Be Scott Kazmir (ladylovespinstripes.com)